The Telecommunications Division's principal objectives are to provide franchise administration, community technology, and radio/wireless communications on behalf of the city of Jackson. The division also solicits, evaluates, negotiates, and administers the City's telecommunications and cable franchise agreements, towers/wireless providers, and high-capacity telecommunications networks and network services.
The City presently owns and operates 28 Towers with 116 attachments including one attachment on the Jackson State University Water Tank. The City presently owns and manages approximately 113 miles of fiber optic cable. This fiber is used for operation of the city’s wide area high-speed network in 12 locations throughout the city. This fiber is also used by the Traffic Divisions’ Intelligent Transportation System for signaling and cameras.
- Franchise Administration and Regulation Services
- Community Technology Initiatives
- Radio/Wireless Communications
- Facilities/Physical Plant Services